Saturday, March 2, 2013

Plush Owls

Setting up a babies room can be a challenge. There are so many different components that go in to a feat such as this.

I am not a big "girlie girl", so finding a bedding set that didn't look like Pepto Bismol was a challenge. I wanted something that said she was a girl without you going into sugar shock. I settled on a purple and grey color scheme with an owl theme. Not those bright colored owls that you see everywhere, a semi-realistic grey owl.

Well I was so excited to find a plush owl made by GUND. I quickly purchased it and set it carefully on the glider in the corner of the nursery when it arrived. I stood back and took it all in. The room was starting to pull together and I was starting to lose some of the panic that had set in from not being finished.

While at work the following day, I received an email from my husband entitled: Bleu's toy

Bleu is one of our newer additions. Our sweet cat Mojo passed away over the summer at 5 years old from kidney failure. This broke my heart...he was such a special piece of my life, but that's a story for another day. We ended up getting two kittens soon after from the Humane Society and one of them is our grey and white Bleu. He is a barrel of fun, curiosity, and mischief.

Anyways....this is what I found attached in the email.

Yes, you are seeing things correctly. That would be the adorable grey owl that I purchased FOR THE BABY. Bleu can barely carry it around but that doesn't stop him. He hooks his sharp daggers into the wing and lugs it around like a lion with its prey. It doesn't matter where I put it, Bleu will find it. He has climbed on to window sills, into cribs, opened drawers, and he's even tried to hide it from me. I think that he may be in for a harder transition than the boys when it comes to the baby.


  1. I have a feeling you may have to find another owl toy for the baby. This one seems to be Bleu's! BTW. Love the purple and grey color scheme. Too much pink is never a good thing!

  2. I can relate. Love how the picture shows that, while you may think the owl belongs to the baby, it is clear that Bleu disagrees. :-D

  3. I guess Bleu has that hunter's instinct, and he has found his prey.

  4. I'm with Deb and Tara.. this owl is Bleu's. I like how this slice changed from decorating questions to cat's life.

  5. How funny! This reminds me of the picture book I MUST HAVE BOBO. Do you know that one?